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Sports Premium

PE and Sports Premium Funding 

What is the Sports Premium grant?
The Government has provided additional funding for primary schools since 2013 in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport. This funding comes from the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. 

The funding can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.  In turn, we are then held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupil progress and participation in PE and school sport.

The school uses the PE and Sports Premium with the aim to secure improvements in the following 5 indicators.

Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, for example by:

  • providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children
  • encouraging active play during break times and lunchtimes
  • establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sports clubs and activities and holiday clubs, or broadening the variety offered
  • adopting an active mile initiative
  • raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2 - every child should leave primary school able to swim

How do we evaluate our spending?
Over the course of the academic year we will evaluate the impact of the funding as part of our regular school evaluations and through pupil voice.  We look at how well we use the Sports Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation at all levels so that pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels that they are capable of.  We aim to increase the activity of all children in school, in particular reluctant children.